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The Economy Bites

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Those vampires are so hot right now, but Hot Topic's profits are down anyway. Last year the numbers for this quarter were better because they promoted Twilight merchandise the whole time, and this year they didn't get on the New Moon bandwagon until October. Besides, we're guessing that when kids can buy faux fangs and vampire-inspired fashion at any retailer, it isn't necessary to hit up a specialist anymore. [WWD]